Two former contractors for the Department of Defense (DoD) have agreed to pay close to $13 million to settle a legal case alleging that they hired Russian workers without security clearances to work on DoD computer projects.

NetCracker Technology Corp. has agreed to pay $11.4 million, and Computer Sciences Corp. has agreed to pay $1.35 million to resolve a case, brought by the government under the False Claims Act, that they used individuals without security clearance on a DoD project.

In 2008, Computer Sciences Corporation was awarded a contract from the Department of Defense to create communications software for the DoD’s Defense Information Security Agency (DISA.) The company then subcontracted part of the work to Netcracker Technology, who used Russian services in order to lower costs.

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